John 9

John 9

As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples
asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was
born blind?” 3

Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned;
he was born blind so that God’s works might be revealed in him. 4We
must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming
when no one can work. 5As long as I am in the world, I am the light of
the world.” 6When he had said this, he spat on the ground and made mud
with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, 7

saying to him,
“Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and
washed and came back able to see.
8The neighbors and those who had seen him before as a beggar began to
ask, “Is this not the man who used to sit and beg?” 9Some were saying,
“It is he.” Others were saying, “No, but it is someone like him.” He kept
saying, “I am the man.” 10But they kept asking him, “Then how were
your eyes opened?” 11He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud,
spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I
went and washed and received my sight.” 12They said to him, “Where is
he?” He said, “I do not know.”
13They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind.
14Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his
eyes. 15Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his
sight. He said to them, “He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed, and
now I see.” 16Some of the Pharisees said, “This man is not from God, for
he does not observe the sabbath.” But others said, “How can a man who
is a sinner perform such signs?” And they were divided. 17So they said
again to the blind man, “What do you say about him? It was your eyes he
opened.” He said, “He is a prophet.” 18The Jews did not believe that he
had been blind and had received his sight until they called the parents of
the man who had received his sight 19and asked them, “Is this your son,
who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?” 20His parents
answered, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind;
21but we do not know how it is that now he sees, nor do we know who
opened his eyes. Ask him; he is of age. He will speak for himself.” 22His
parents said this because they were afraid of the Jews; for the Jews had


already agreed that anyone who confessed Jesus to be the Messiah would
be put out of the synagogue. 23Therefore his parents said, “He is of age;
ask him.” 24So for the second time they called the man who had been
blind, and they said to him, “Give glory to God! We know that this man
is a sinner.” 25He answered, “I do not know whether he is a sinner. One
thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” 26They said to him,
“What did he do to you? How did he open your eyes?” 27He answered
them, “I have told you already, and you would not listen. Why do you
want to hear it again? Do you also want to become his disciples?” 28Then
they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of
Moses. 29We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man,
we do not know where he comes from.” 30The man answered, “Here is
an astonishing thing! You do not know where he comes from, and yet he
opened my eyes. 31We know that God does not listen to sinners, but he
does listen to one who worships him and obeys his will. 32Never since
the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a
person born blind. 33If this man were not from God, he could do
nothing.” 34They answered him, “You were born entirely in sins, and are
you trying to teach us?” And they drove him out.
35Jesus heard that they had driven him out, and when he found him, he
said, “Do you believe in the Son of Man?” 36He answered, “And who is
he, sir? Tell me, so that I may believe in him.” 37Jesus said to him, “You
have seen him, and the one speaking with you is he.” 38He said, “Lord, I
believe.” And he worshiped him.
39Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do
not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.” 40Some of
the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not
blind, are we?” 41Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would not
have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.”
Reader: These are written so that you may come to believe that Jesus is
the Messiah, the Son of God,
All: and that through believing, we may have life in his name.

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